Monthly archive August, 2009

Carlos Hercules

Carlos Hercules is one of the top UK session drummers working in to-day’s music business, having occupied drumstools all over the world for over two decades. Having initially been inspired by his heroes Dennis Chambers and Steve Gadd, in his star-studded career he has been increasingly busy, not least as drummer-in-demand for many of the world’s top female acts, including...

The Brilliant Things

The Brilliant Things have been wowing a speedily-gathering fan-base with their unique brand of intelligent synth-pop. The duo consists of Marie Junior and Greg French, who have together and separately gained a wide experience throughout the music industry, despite being in their twenties. Marie was raised in a music environment, her Dad a musician and band manager. She had a...

May Kay

May Kay is the nomme de musique for Fight Like Apes’ vocalist and keyboardist Mary-Kate Geraghty. Since forming in Dublin in 2006, shoegazing punksters FLA (as we are also allowed to call them) have made serious inroads on bother the Irish and international markets, thanks in no small way to the incendiary live performances of May Kay. In the...

Nick Seymour

The Music Show is delighted to again welcome Nick Seymour who brought his astute observations to the show last year.  He may be best known as the bassist with chart-botherers Crowded House, but he also has a parallel life in his Dublin-based Exchequer Studios where he has completed four film soundtracks and mentored two series of Jam, RTÉ programme...

Jim Kerr & Nicky Ryan added to The Music Show

As revealed yesterday on hotpress.com, Simple Minds mainman Jim Kerr and Enya co-manager and producer Nicky Ryan are the latest heavyweight additions to the Music Show line-up, which takes place in the RDS on October 3 and 4. It’s been a great 12 months for Kerr who organised a 90th birthday party for Nelson Mandela...

The Script Launch The Music Show

The Music Show was officially launched, today Wednesday, 26th August by Irish superstars THE SCRIPT. To mark the occasion, the Dublin trio participated in a Special Public Interview conducted by Hot Press’ Stuart Clark, in front of invited guests at the Westin Dublin. The event offered a preview of the type of entertaining, educational and...

This is your chance to attend a special interview with The Script!

The Music Show, the largest event of its kind to be staged in Ireland, will be launched this Wednesday, August 26 by THE SCRIPT, at a secret location in the centre of Dublin.And we are offering fans of the band the opportunity to attend this very special event – and maybe even to ask questions...

Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr is the famed singer of legendary Scottish rock band Simple Minds. The group are an institution at this stage, having released five albums that have reached number one in the UK and have had enduring success over thirty years of recording and performing. Graffiti Soul, their 16th full studio release, came out in...

Gemma Hayes

Tipperary-born Hayes has been a major presence among Ireland’s singer-songwriter community since being snapped up by the French  label Source in 2001. She released the EPs 4.35am and the Work to a Calm before making her long-play debut with Night on my Side in 2002. That same year she was voted Best Female Singer at the Hot Press Awards,...

Imelda May

It was Jools Holland what did it. Having seen the incomparable Ms May playing live he said to her, “I’ve got to have you on the show.” And he did, and it was that electrifying performance on “Later….” that catapulted May into the music stratosphere overnight. That performance occurred before an audience that included Elbow, Roots Manuva and legendary...

Republic of Loose

With the release of their third album, Vol IV: Johnny Pyro and the Dance of Evil in 2008, Republic of Loose confirmed their pole position as Ireland’s premier soul-funk band, the quality of whose recordings and performances have been equally appreciated both at home and in foreign parts where they can tell the real deal...

The Coronas

Like another rather successful Dublin band, The Coronas first joined forces in their teens at school and adopted the name of a typewriter brand, as you do. Their line-up is Danny (whose mum is Mary Black), Conor, Knoxy and Dave. Their performance on the main stage at this year’s Oxegen Festival and their subsequent support...